Respiratory Therapy Schools In Iowa

Respiratory Therapy classes faculty can choose to work at one of 7 accredited respiratory therapy schools in Iowa. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of respiratory therapy and respiratory therapy training in Iowa, which includes respiratory therapy training at the following levels:

  • Respiratory Therapy Certificate
  • Associates degree in Respiratory Therapy


Schools

  1. Des Moines Area Community College

    2006 Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, Iowa 50023-3993

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  2. Eastern Iowa Community College District

    306 W River Dr, Davenport, Iowa 52801-1221

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  3. Hawkeye Community College

    1501 E Orange Rd, Waterloo, Iowa 50701

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  4. Kirkwood Community College

    6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406-2068

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  5. Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar

    1625 Hwy 150, Calmar, Iowa 52132-0400

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  6. St Luke's College

    2720 Stone Park Blvd, Sioux City, Iowa 51104-0263

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  7. Southeastern Community College in West Burlington

    1500 West Agency Road, West Burlington, Iowa 52655-0180

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Respiratory Therapy Employment

Iowa 1,060
National 122,840

Of all of the respiratory therapy professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Iowa.

Employment Growth for Respiratory therapy professionals In Iowa

990 910 940 1,030 1,060
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Iowa, respiratory therapy is a growing field. In 2010 there were 70 more respiratory therapy professionals working in Iowa than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of respiratory therapy professionals has grown by 7%. This growth is faster than the change in the number of respiratory therapy professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of respiratory therapy professionals has grown by 4% from 2006 to 2010.

Respiratory Therapy VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$37,425 $38,335 $40,590 $41,635 $42,385
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Respiratory Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Iowa, as the number of respiratory therapy professionals is growing, the salaries earned by respiratory therapy professionals are increasing. Respiratory therapy professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $37,425 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $42,385 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Respiratory therapy professionals in Iowa

10th percentile
$30,755
25th percentile
$37,330
50th percentile
$42,795
75th percentile
$48,425
90th percentile
$53,875

This represents a growth in salaries of 12%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of respiratory therapy, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid respiratory therapy professionals earning 75% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Iowa state.

Average Salaries for Respiratory therapy professionals and related professions in Iowa

Health Science
$62,709
Nursing
$52,642
Respiratory Therapy
$42,385

In Iowa, respiratory therapy professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Respiratory Therapy programs available for each degree type for all schools in Iowa

associate
6
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total7

The number of students graduating from the 7 accredited respiratory therapy schools in Iowa is decreasing. In Iowa, there were 85 graduates in 2006. And there were 66 graduates from respiratory therapy courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 22% percent decrease in the number of respiratory therapy school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa. A majority of these graduates, or 86%, graduated with an associate's degree in respiratory therapy.

Respiratory Therapy Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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